Temps drop, slick spots possible overnight ahead of icy weekend

Published: Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 5:08 AM


  • Clouds break, colder overnight
  • Icy spots possible as temps drop overnight
  • Sleet, freezing rain arrives Friday night

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Clouds will slowly break as much cooler air arrives this evening, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will continue to fall through the 40s and into the 30s late.

Slick spots will be possible overnight, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. With temperatures below freezing overnight, any water on roadways will freeze. The icy patches may be difficult to see, so motorists are urged to use caution.

FRIDAY: Clouds will increase again through the day. There will be a chance for sleet and freezing rain developing by late evening, mainly south of I-70. Temperatures will hold in the middle to upper 30s.

SATURDAY: A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet is likely in the morning. Ice accumulations up to one-tenth inch will be possible with isolated spots possibly reaching as much as a quarter-inch. This will create hazardous travel in the morning. Temperatures will start in the upper 20s early and slowly climb into the middle 30s, allowing for precipitation to change to just rain, especially south.

SUNDAY: Another icy start is possible with freezing rain in the morning. The precipitation should taper off by afternoon. Temperatures will start in the upper 20s but climb into the upper 30s.

MONDAY:  Cloudy skies with passing showers. Highs will be back near 50 degrees.

TUESDAY: Rain showers will remain likely. Breezy and mild with highs in the upper 50s.

U.S. 35 at I-75 reopened following closure due to high water

Published: Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 2:15 AM

UPDATE @ 2:57 a.m.

Both directions of U.S. 35 have reopened after briefly closing due to high waters Saturday, according to dispatchers.

Waters have receded in the areas of James H. McGee and I-75, however, water is still high in some portions of U.S. 35.


East and westbound U.S. 35 at I-75 is blocked while crews address heavy flooding in the area. 

Crews were dispatched to the highway around 2 a.m. on reports of impassible roads and heavy flooding. 

Initial reports indicate traffic is being diverted from U.S. 35 to I-75 north, according to initial reports. 

Callers into this newsroom have also reported high waters on eastbound U.S. 35. at James H. McGee.

We will continue to monitor highway conditions and post updates here.

Dayton fire crews encounter heavy flames at reported house fire

Published: Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 2:43 AM

Dayton fire crews are responding to a house fire on Adelite Avenue Saturday morning. Jordyn Huffman/Staff

Dayton fire crews are responding to a reported house fire Saturday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched to a home at the intersection of McCall Street and Adelite Avenue, according to dispatchers. 

Our crew reports heavy flames are coming from the structure as crews attempt to enter the house. 

Dispatchers said it is unknown if anyone was home at the time the fire was reported. 

We are working to learn what caused the fire and if anyone was injured as a result.

More than 50K may be without full coverage at Miami Valley Hospital

Published: Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 10:49 PM

As of midnight Sunday, more than 50,000 people in the Dayton area may not have in-network insurance coverage at Miami Valley Hospital.

UnitedHealthcare and Premier Health Network have not reached a new agreement for employer-sponsored and individual plans. The current contract expires April 30 for premier hospitals and facilities.

Premier and UnitedHealthcare extended its contract through Dec. 31 for those with Medicare Advantage plans. This includes about 7,000 members in the Dayton area, said Tony Marusic, communications director for UnitedHealthcare.

If an agreement for employer-sponsored plans is not reached in the coming weeks, Premier physicians also will be out of network beginning May 14. Also on May 14, both Premier hospitals and physicians would be out of network for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid plans.

Some members may be able to receive in-network coverage for a period of time if the contract expires, such as members who are pregnant or undergoing active treatment for a serious medical condition, such as cancer. 

In the event of an emergency, UnitedHealthcare said its members should go to the nearest hospital because emergency services are covered as an in-network benefit.

For more information about employer-sponsored and individual health plans, visit www.myuhc.com. For Medicaid health plans, visit www.myuhc.com/communityplan

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Springfield police investigating body found in duplex as suspicious

Published: Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 10:47 PM
Updated: Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 11:12 PM

SPRINGFIELD -- (UPDATE @ 11:05 p.m.) Police are trying to determine whether the woman lives in the duplex where she was found dead. They are also trying to determine her age. 

The Clark County coroner's investigator has arrived.


Springfield police have opened a death investigation after a woman’s body was found in one side of a duplex in the 200 block of North Race Street.

The discovery was called in about 7:52 p.m. and police at this point are treating the death as suspicious.

We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report as we get information.